My fourth incarnation of this. I've been working on this for the last couple of weeks. It is an interim phase between another song I have called Ezekiel's Wheel and one I would like to do called Ezekiel's Temple. I did it all with Linux/opensource using Ardour, Hydrogen, ZynAddSubFx and my Yamaha PSR-420 cheapie keyboard for sounds and a controller. This version has sound production done by my son, Daniel, who wants to go into sound engineering. Topic: christian, ambient, progressive, odd meter, cyclical, minimalist, Bible, sound track, veedgo
This is another of several algorithmic pieces I came up with after I discovered a great music tool called FractMus by Gustavo Díaz-Jerez (http://www.gustavodiazjerez.com/fractmus_overview.html). When I discovered that it will work in Wine, I was able to apply my typical Linux system to it and record it using Ardour with ZynAddSubFX and QSynth as my sound sources. Topic: algorithm, fractmus, cyclical, zynaddsubfx, ardour, veedgo, qsynth, open source, linux
This is another work in open-source using Ardour and Hydrogen. I created most of the backing tracks (bass, rhythm guitar, synths) using ZynAddSubFx and running it through Rakarrack. This time I also used the FluidSynth FluidR3_GM soundfont for the backing string section. It is pretty realistic if you know how to play strings correctly. The leads were all done by me on an actual acoustic guitar with transducers as pick-ups. Interestingly, the last part of the middle break section where I play a... Topic: open source, zynaddsubfx, veedgo, m-wave, ardour, hydrogen, rakarrack, fluidsynth, linux, openartist
This is a minimalist idea I've had for a couple of years. The basic music line is a simple two note bassline in each chord change using delay to enhance the rhythm. The top line is also just a two note complementary line also with delay. I then added some descant, drums and drone to fatten it up. I called it Joy Force because it just had this upbeat happy sound to it that had some drive. Topic: ardour, zynaddsubfx, hydrogen, minimalist, joy force, christian, veedgo, open source, cyclical,...
I got this idea for a rhythm and played around with it. It turned out to be a swing 7/4 (programmed in as 21/8). At first I wasn't sure how to parse it, but it turned out to be a cool feeling 2 on 3 rhythm where 10 1/2 two's happen on 7 three's (the triplet or swing feel). So, I incorporated that into the pedaled highhat and ride cymbal. This is a revised version with more lead and melody done on electric guitar. The guitar effects thanks to Rakarrack v. 0.6, a very nice guitar effects... Topic: arch cape, veedgo, odd meter, open source music, ubuntu, linux, ardour, rakarrack
Revised version. Still used nothing but Linux/opensource: OpenArtist based on UbuntuStudio 9.10, Hydrogen, Ardour and ZynAddSubFx triggered from my Yamaha PSR-420. This tune in 7/8 goes along with another I have called Ezekiel's Wheel. Topic: odd meter, christian, linux, open source, veedgo, music, soundtrack
LAM podcast 23. TV questions. Talking points on Christmas quizzes, and favourite shows. Court of Public Opinion and Do You Remember? Answers to Last Week's questions. Topics: Quiz, trivia, questions, television, Mastermind, University Challenge, Only Connect, Christmas
LAM podcast 11 - questions on Olympic Summer Games - talking points on Mastermind, University Challenge - the slump. Hall of Shame induction for Divided. Court of Public Opinion. Answers to last week's questions. Topics: quiz, trivia, Olympics, Mastermind, University Challenge, Royalty
This is a song I came up with first in a tracker called OpenMPT. Then I added several guitar parts. The other peculiarity of this song is that it is comprised entirely of minor chords.This was done entirely in Linux with OpenMPT, Ardour and Rakarrack. Topic: veedgo, blueshift, minor, electronica, tracker, openmpt, guitar, rakarrack, open source, linux,...
Once again, open source. Pretty much the same idea as the first incarnation but this one has quoted (sort of sung) text. The text surrounds ideas from or about Archimedes. His fascination with how circles worked was a mainstay of his success and many of his early ideas progressed from his ability to begin to at least intuitively understand the transcendental nature of what we now call Pi and how to approximate it as well as other relationships. His crowning achievement was figuring out the... Topic: zoolook, jean michel jarre, adrian belew, foreign, text to speech, vocoder, open source, ardour,...
LAM 9th podcast, Trivia questions on schools, talking points on quiz slumps, Only Connect and mastermind. Answers to last week's questions. Topics: quiz, trivia, doctor who, schools, questions, Only COnnect, Mastermind
In this week's show - Connections and News Questions - Talking points on positive discrimination, Mastermind, Only Connect and University ChallengeCourt of Public OpinionDo You RememberAnswers to Last Week's Questions Topics: quiz, trivia, mastermind, questions, university challenge
LAM Podcast 17 - Connections questions, Talking points on the thrill of competition, favourite quiz shows, court of public opinion, and do you remember. Also answers to last week's Sci Fi questions. Topics: quiz, trivia, questions, connections, Mastermind, Only connect, University Challenge
19th LAM podcast - paired questions - talking points on themed rounds, Mastermind , Only COnnect, University Challenge - Court of Public Opinion, Do You remember, Answers to last week's questions Topics: quiz, trivia, questions, themed quizzes, Mastermind, University Challemge
This is one of several algorithmic pieces I came up with after I discovered a great music tool called FractMus by Gustavo Díaz-Jerez (http://www.gustavodiazjerez.com/fractmus_overview.html). When I discovered that it will work in Wine, I was able to apply my typical Linux system to it and record it using Ardour with ZynAddSubFX and QSynth as my sound sources. Topic: algorithm, fractmus, cyclical, zynaddsubfx, ardour, veedgo, qsynth, open source, linux
My first delve into modtrackers. I used MilkyTracker on Artist-X Ubuntu Linux. I'd like to thank Kiril from lougiverona.ru for letting me know about this style of music composition. I had never heard of it and was looking for this format for some of my compositions. This was an odd meter idea I had floating around for a while, but just trying to record it wasn't working out. Topic: milkytracker, tracker music, mod, xm, louigiverona, kiril alferov, odd meter, ubuntu, linux, veedgo
21st LAM podcast - english literature questions - The Pitfalls of being on TV - Mastermind - University Challenge - Only Connect - Hall of Shame - Do you Remember - Answers to Last week. Topics: quiz, trivia, television, mastermind, university challenge
LAM Podcast 14. Talking points on quizzes and Mastermind, Only COnnect, University Challenge. Questions on London. Hall of Shame and Court of Public Opinion. New feature - Do You Remember? - Answers to last week's questions. Topics: quiz, trivia, Mastermind, University Challenge, Only COnnect
This came about from a very simple idea I had on the piano in 7/4. I used what I called a sculpting technique in composing this: adding a little here and there that just sounded right until I felt it had matured. I've played around quite a bit with different sounds. This is just the most recent incarnation sequenced and recorded once again on open source software in Linux. Topic: minimalism, veedgo, Bible, christian
7th Life After Mastermind podcast - includes Seasons questions, Mastermind, Handout quizzes, Hall of SHame, Court of Public Opinion , answers to last week. Topics: trivia, quiz, Mastermind, handout, seasons
10th LAM podcast - questions on kings and queens, University Challenge, Only Connect, Mastermind - answers to last week's questions Topics: quiz, trivia, mastermind, university challenge, only connect, royalty
LAm Podcast 13 - questions on e=English Literature - talking points on misleading questions and Only Connect, Hall of Shame - Court of Public Opinion, answers to last week's questions. Topics: trivis, quiz, questions, Mastermind, Only Connect, Literature
LAM podcast 20- General Knowledge Questions - Birmingham Mega Quiz - Mastermind nerves - Court of Public Opinion - Do You Remember - Answers to last week Topics: quiz, trivia, Mastermind, Only COnnect, University Challenge, Birmingham, questions
This is my latest compo done in Linux on Ardour with drums courtesy of Hydrogen. I've used my bass, Yamaha electric piano and Emu Proteus synth modules, though, instead of soft-synths. As is typical with me, it is an odd meter. This song is loosely based on some concepts I thought about after reading Umberto Eco's novel of the same name. The ideas have to do with coming to grips with how many things people believe that are either not true, or are outright dangerous. This idea also carries with... Topics: veedgo, open source, ardour, hydrogen, music, prog rock, progressive, umberto eco, foucault's...
This is a tune that has a cool central Asian music flavor to it. It is somewhat similar in construction as some of my other songs: uses harmonic minor, guitar, synths, bass and drums, in an odd meter in eleven eight. If someone has a more specific category of ethnic group they think the tune matches, please let me know. It sounded kind of Russian, but could be about anything else in Central Asia. Once again, this was created using open source software in Linux. This time, though, the distro is... Topic: veedgo, ardour, open source, odd meter, asian, russian, harmonic minor, hydrogen, guitar, bass,...
New LAM Podcast. Anagram questions, song lyric questions, Five list questions. TV quiz reviews, quiz tactics, and the week ahead. Topics: quiz, trivia, questions, Mastermind, Only Connect, University Challenge
We prove that Morrison and Nieh's categorification of the su(3) quantum knot invariant is functorial with respect to tangle cobordisms. This is in contrast to the categorified su(2) theory, which was not functorial as originally defined. We use methods of Bar-Natan to construct explicit chain maps for each variation of the third Reidemeister move. Then, to show functoriality, we modify arguments used by Clark, Morrison, and Walker to show that induced chain maps are invariant under Carter and... Source: http://arxiv.org/abs/0806.0601v1
LAM podcast 18. General Knowledge questions, my week in quizzing, Mastermind, University Challenge, Only Connect, hall of Shame, Court of Public Opinion, answers to last week's questions. Topics: quiz, trivia, Mastermind, University Challenge, questions, answers, Mensa
This is a musical idea I've had for a while that started off with a two on three cyclical chord progression. Once again, this is all open source and my Yamaha PSR 420. Topic: veedgo, open source, cyclical, minimalist, anthem, christian
This is a remix of this title. It is done as open source with Ardour, ZynAddSubFX and Hydrogen on OpenArtist distro based on Karmic. Topic: opensource, christian, minimalism, soundtrack, anthem, progressive, m-wave
6th LAM podcast - Questions on London Underground - Talking Points Mastermind and Two Tribes - Quiz Hall of Shame Shafted - Answers to last questions Topics: quiz, trivia, Mastermind, London, Underground, Pointless
This is a song idea inspired by some research I had done on Archimedes and finding out more about his intuitive ideas concerning circles, geometry and machines. Topic: archimedes, circles, open source, ardour, qmidiarp, linux, ubuntu, odd meter, electronica, music,...
In this week's Podcast: -Questions on Doctor WhoTalking points on the mentality of phone cheats - UC - MastermindThe Hall of ShameThe Verdict on EggheadsThe Court of Public OpinionAnswers to Last Week's Questions Topics: quiz, trivia, Dr.Who, TV, quiz show, questions
5th Life After Mastermind Weekly Podcast. - Questions on Spain - Talking points on University Challenge and Quiz Obssessives - Old Quizzers' Story - Answers to Last Week's questions Topics: quiz, trivia, questions, spain, obssessvies
LAM Podcast 15 - cryptic questions, talking points on league quizzes, Mastermind, Only Connect and University Challenge - Court of Public Opinion , Do you remember, answers to last week's questions. Topics: quiz, trivia, Mastermind, Only Connect, University Challenge
This is a chord progression that I've had for ages (like thirty years). It was an interesting development because two of the notes are all the same. This came about because I was trying to come up with something back in the day when I had Taurus Pedals and two monophonic synths. The Taurus pedals actually played the two same notes by being tuned to a perfect fifth. I played the other changing notes on the other two keyboards (a Paia that my brother built and a Roland SH-3a). I've since... Topic: veedgo, ardour, linux, fedora, open source, hydrogen, rakarrack, zynaddsubfx, odd meter, guitar,...
"Prima Ballerina Marguerite Porter has developed a unique exercise program based on simple ballet steps for a perfect figure, which has become a top selling European workout secret.... There is not one body part that isn't fully used." Topics: vhs, No Special Equipment, Simple Exercises Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
This is symphonic piece where I was intrigued by how good some of the orchestral sounds in this general midi soundfont were. I used the string sounds in my previous song, Field of Broken Dreams. This started as a blank piece of paper just a week and a half ago and I wanted to see where it would go. I was thinking of doing a pastorale type of piece. I actually came up with the bass line first and the melody last. It ended up being more dramatic at the end than what I was first thinking it would.... Topic: hydrogen, fluidsynth, qsynth, open source, symphonic, sound track, classical, dramatic, melancholy,...
LAM Podcast 16 Questions on science fiction, answers to last weeks cryptic questions, talking points on TV quizzes, court of public opinion and do you remember. Topics: quiz, trivia, science fiction, answers, University Challenge, Only Connect, questions